Next major to take place in January

HLTV.org has learned that the next Valve-supported CS:GO Major will not take place this year, but instead is expected to happen in January 2017.

After three Majors in each of 2014 and 2015, this calendar year will end with ESL One Cologne as its second and last Valve-supported major, HLTV.org has learned.

As is custom in the major selection process, Valve recently asked various tournament organizers to submit their proposal for where and when they could run the tenth CS:GO Major.


SK will remain the only Major champions in 2016

At that point, it was said that they are aiming for January 2017 as a tentative date, which Valve confirmed to HLTV.org. 

It is still not determined which tournament organizer and location will be in charge of expanding on the CS:GO legacy, but MLG have already stated they have the stadium ready to repeat this year's Columbus event.

It is also expected for DreamHack to enter the race strongly, as after organizing a Major each of the past 3 years (DH Winter in 2013 and 2014, and DH Cluj in 2015) they will end up empty handed this year. It is rumored that numerous other organizers, such as ELEAGUE, FACEIT, ESL, Starladder, ESWC and possibly more have also submitted their proposals.

Nice!
2016-08-11 00:59
36 replies
enjoy it while it lasts :<
2016-08-11 01:05
18 replies
#218
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Germany No_Kappa
SK 100% win rate on Majors this year EZ majors EZ life
2016-08-11 06:09
17 replies
They winned just one major..first one this year was winned by luminosity gaming
2016-08-11 08:14
14 replies
ENCE 10000%
2016-08-11 08:19
2 replies
yes
2016-08-11 21:28
Ence won every major they played on... None.
2016-08-12 14:12
Won*
2016-08-11 09:27
6 replies
Nah, it's winned
2016-08-11 10:36
5 replies
Go starladder, go! They do very much to cis cs and good make real good major!
2016-08-11 11:22
1 reply
starladder and majoor ahahhhuheuhhhejuejahahah
2016-08-11 14:09
No bruh, winnered :/
2016-08-11 15:47
2 replies
Nah bruh it's wonnered
2016-08-11 17:21
1 reply
But who forgot Wonnendennod?
2016-08-11 17:47
shots fired
2016-08-11 12:30
+1
2016-08-11 18:35
dont try to minimize their achiviements you dumbass,that such a dumbass answer you know that they won it both majors with the same line up but with diferent orgs.
2016-08-11 23:25
winned bois
2016-08-12 00:39
#251
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Sweden zae
Still less achivements then Fnatic :) THIS YEER fucking favela
2016-08-11 09:48
Sk only won 1 major in CS:GO, and it was the last as Brazilian favelas scene.
2016-08-11 11:44
inb4 total prizepool of 100k
2016-08-11 01:09
15 replies
I think the reason the major is so late is because they probably want to make the tenth major one to remember so there will be a lot of things better in the next major prob to previous ones e.g. increased prize pool prob :)
2016-08-11 02:01
14 replies
So this year's largest event will be WESG by Alibaba, champion will get 800,000 dollars in December
2016-08-11 04:26
unless they go to crowd-funding and other sources of money for the prize-pool IMO I highly doubt it dude. Follow the journalism and recent reports. All fingers pointing that we wont be seeing the growth like we did in 2015 and early 2016 without gambling driving a big percentage of viewership/sponsor interest. I'm basically saying valve wont be shelling out any more for prize pools and player cuts if they are not getting the same or more money from the event organizers and sponsors. While I think and most agree that CS has the best schedule for its key events with 3 majors spaced out nicely during the year. DOTA has kicked Valve's ass as far as crowd-funding and other innovative ways to create anything to 'remember' let alone more money for the players. Dont get we wrong I love CS and still will after this recent mess but its not looking to hot till all this tension dies down and the scene can recover a little bit
2016-08-11 04:37
3 replies
"DOTA has kicked Valve's ass" valve made dota
2016-08-11 18:37
1 reply
#339
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Brunei cyLoL
+1
2016-08-11 20:33
#340
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Sweden Sexicano
And you don't think Valve makes a huge amount of money of keys alone? (Of which they could surely spend more on prize pools.)
2016-08-11 21:00
Jesus christ how old are you haha.. it's valve. They've never made a good competitive game and they dribble at every turn when it comes to competitive gaming on the whole. It's much more likely to be something along the lines of 'We've had 2 500k'ers this year.. that'll do'.
2016-08-11 05:44
8 replies
Yeah mean 2 events with 1m pool? There probably or tons of reasons having the major in early next year Well other than the cons of having in during the small off-season January always had.
2016-08-11 09:05
2 replies
Yup I did. There probably are, still doesn't change the fact dota2 had lower figures for active players and viewers of events before we saw them give it the international/crowd funded event. Just find it strange cs hasn't had the same treatment yet.
2016-08-11 22:51
1 reply
Yeah, its wierd.
2016-08-11 23:04
"They've never made a good competitive game" You mean CS and Dota are not good competitive games? What is then? LoL? The only thing that can be considered superior is Starcraft
2016-08-11 11:39
4 replies
CS was made by Gooseman and Cliffe as a half life mode, valve just taken this idea and clumsily tried to improve it. Dota is also mode to War3, again they stole someones idea and made money on it, even if they have made good product.
2016-08-11 11:55
1 reply
They hired the modders and bought the rights, as far as I know, in both cases, they didn't steal anything.
2016-08-11 12:00
Valve didn't construct cs or dota out of thin air, both games were kicking around in one form or another and they lucked out acquiring them. They've made absolutely insane single player games, without a doubt top 10 material but it's quite clear they don't know their arse from their elbow when it comes to competitive gaming. As the last 15 years have shown?! Are you arguing otherwise??????
2016-08-11 12:15
1 reply
rights for dota? :D
2016-08-11 12:29
So this year's largest event will be WESG by Alibaba, champion will get 800,000 dollars in December
2016-08-11 04:26
USA Killed the major system. R.I.P.
2016-08-11 01:01
6 replies
What? How did having a major in the US change anything?
2016-08-11 01:18
4 replies
If something out of the ordinary happens we point fingers at the usual suspects, you know. FUCK USA!!! BOYCOTT ALL NA TEAMS EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY OF THIS WHATSOEVER!!!
2016-08-11 01:30
1 reply
Na teams have been boycotted since beginning of csgo pro scene. Only explanation
2016-08-11 03:41
#225
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Luxembourg alex24
USA killed the major hype... now that the monkeys are winning, everybody is so.. meeh just another major, i-m just gonna leave my viewbot to get a case.. and thats it thanks mlg for ruining CS katowice 2016 was waaaaaaaaay more interesting
2016-08-11 06:56
1 reply
#233
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Israel Encryp7eD
Katowice might be the best event this year
2016-08-11 07:54
or atleast made it the most annoying thing to watch.
2016-08-13 12:08
too long
2016-08-11 01:00
2 replies
#231
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Israel Fixzor
Hope navi will win
2016-08-11 07:46
1 reply
ez navi with s1mple bestest team also ezence
2016-08-11 18:39
nicE
2016-08-11 01:00
why
2016-08-11 00:59
8 replies
#209
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Denmark qwedsa
Really, 6 months for next major... sry for replying, I like this spot here =]
2016-08-11 04:57
7 replies
that's good... too many majors make the game boring. there needs to be more time inbetween to make the tourney bigger and create more hype and excitement. imagine the football world cup was every year instead of every 4 years, it wouldn't nearly be as big and prestigious and not so many people would care.
2016-08-11 11:19
6 replies
+1. Works quite well with The International. Why not with CS then!
2016-08-11 12:14
2 replies
yeah but you can't compare international with majors of csgo .. pricepool , arena , ... :)
2016-08-11 14:45
1 reply
indeed, but why not aiming for something close to it? With one major a year, why not making it very big? It won't be as big as TI, but still :P
2016-08-11 15:06
#319
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Denmark qwedsa
No, it's not good. The potential skill ceiling is lowered with long breaks between majors. I'd rather they removed some online games that doesn't bring the best out of every team. You can't compare it to world cup.. Players have their leagues, CL/EL, cups etc. and in between many national games (qualifications) and Continental Cups (America, Euro etc.). With other words, football players needs to perform at the very best every time, CS players doesn't.
2016-08-11 17:09
2 replies
rather the opposite. skill ceiling increases because these breaks give teams the opportunity to work on themselves and their team. a cluttered schedule is counterproductive. teams need time for improvement and innovation. and as said already, fewer tournaments make the whole thing more interesting and prestigious.
2016-08-11 17:22
1 reply
#326
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Denmark qwedsa
I'd agree with you if the teams took advantage of these opportunities, but they don't. With a major in January 2017 most teams will start prac in december 2016. Right now they'll keep playing default setups and tweak few of their strategies and use that, nothing innovative. And that, imo, is lowering skill ceiling. We don't see the big creative changes we used to 1.6. Most teams depends on raw skill atm. At least, that's my observation.
2016-08-11 18:30
what!?!
2016-08-11 00:59
nice
2016-08-11 00:59
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :(
2016-08-11 00:59
OMG FINALLY NO MORE BORING MAJORS
2016-08-11 00:59
25 replies
which major was boring?
2016-08-11 01:16
24 replies
Cluj's crowd was pretty lackluster
2016-08-11 01:18
19 replies
Still there were pretty Good games
2016-08-11 01:38
18 replies
Not really
2016-08-11 02:25
17 replies
#186
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Australia KARMAAAYT
You forgetting FaZe vs nV? That match was fire!
2016-08-11 03:07
16 replies
yeah but that series was the only memorable one i reckon
2016-08-11 03:41
15 replies
#215
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Australia KARMAAAYT
Not really NiP had a good series against TSM and VP vs FaZe (G2 back then) was really close too.
2016-08-11 05:43
14 replies
#237
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Luxembourg alex24
yup nip played like gods against tsm vp vs faze was awesome envy vs faze had that killer overtime on the 3rd map etc tell me one good match from cologne2016.... they were all crap
2016-08-11 08:31
13 replies
#243
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Italy Growl
What? Nip - flipside vp-sk fnatic-liquid navi-liquid. And this is is only playoffs
2016-08-11 09:03
12 replies
#249
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Ukraine Al13nB0RN
+1 And the results of these matches made me happy af
2016-08-11 09:28
#276
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Luxembourg alex24
cencerous matches... sorry kiddo, i stopped watching cologne2016 after liquid and sk got into the semis... cs:go is proving to be dumber after each update and major pro players like baiting hiko or kamikaze p1mple make this game dumb as phuck and cheaters like fallen, coldzera or vac banned fnx make it even worse i belive 2016 is the year i`ll stop following the CS scene, after 15 years of watching the players and the important matches
2016-08-11 12:00
10 replies
#278
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Italy Growl
Ok bye
2016-08-11 12:02
7 replies
#281
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Luxembourg alex24
go make me a pizza pronto !!!
2016-08-11 12:15
6 replies
#282
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Italy Growl
Ok bye
2016-08-11 12:17
5 replies
#288
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Luxembourg alex24
i see ok bye but i don`t see a pizza... back to the kitchen ragazzo
2016-08-11 12:44
4 replies
#296
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Italy Growl
You are the worst troll ive ever met in my last 5 years in the internet
2016-08-11 13:51
3 replies
#311
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Luxembourg alex24
still replying and no pizza dude u are the worst italian fakeflagger ive ever met in my last 5 years in the internet
2016-08-11 15:29
2 replies
You are trying too hard. Just get lost.
2016-08-11 19:59
1 reply
#359
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Luxembourg alex24
favelas talking... dude at least change your flag if you want to be credible or not laught at :D
2016-08-12 06:31
do that, i really thank you
2016-08-11 15:44
Cheaters Xdddd These people jeez
2016-08-11 15:54
The recent ones didn't feel special at all, too many events going on
2016-08-11 06:46
3 replies
Agreed Kato 2014 forever in my heart <3
2016-08-11 09:21
2 replies
People always say that ESL One cologne has the best events, katowice has the best ones because the crowd is the best.
2016-08-11 14:36
1 reply
Man I know I'm showing how new I am but that was the first event I ever watched and why I fell in love with Dennis and LGB <3 Either way since then I've probs watched 10k hours plus of CS (mainly T3 cuz its fun af to watch)
2016-08-11 22:33
boring :(
2016-08-11 00:59
#37
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Yugoslavia BotLarry
nice
2016-08-11 01:00
RIPXDDDDDDDDDDDD
2016-08-11 01:00
good, it's getting too boring
2016-08-11 01:00
4 replies
it's just cuz skins market went down hill, now valve don't want to invest in cs go anymore cuz RIP CS GO LUL
2016-08-11 01:06
3 replies
youre retarded
2016-08-11 03:57
2 replies
did u born that way? i aren't think that
2016-08-11 05:55
1 reply
#244
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Italy Growl
How do you bait him so hard with such a shit bait
2016-08-11 09:04
#40
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United States Drifter808
nuuuu
2016-08-11 01:00
rip
2016-08-11 01:00
1 reply
ence the uk esports org
2016-08-11 11:37
nice
2016-08-11 01:00
rip CSGO 2012-2016
2016-08-11 01:00
8 accs watching 14 streams +gotv give me drops men))
2016-08-11 01:00
wtf
2016-08-11 01:00
#49
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Sweden DEFENSE!
fair enough :)
2016-08-11 01:00
WTF... why the hell no major in november... Gaben please stop hating CS.
2016-08-11 01:00
Okk
2016-08-11 01:00
ESWC LUL
2016-08-11 01:00
#54
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Sweden KR4LER
Too slow
2016-08-11 01:01
#56
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Brunei ploggy
Ez for ence
2016-08-11 01:01
SK cant get 3 majors in a year now... Thanks Lord.GabeN ¬¬
2016-08-11 01:01
6 replies
lol, expected from BR
2016-08-11 01:09
They wouldn't have anyways, I doubt that after fer returns that they get back their past form. Same like when Olof got injured. SK down to third or fourth best team incoming IMO
2016-08-11 02:04
3 replies
olof injury affected his game directly, fers doesn't. Also, fer already won 2 majors with this shit and if he does the surgery he will only get better.
2016-08-11 02:19
1 reply
What I mean is that the team as a whole won't recover from his absence for so long and when he comes back they won't be able to regain past form.
2016-08-11 12:55
Olof was the best paleyr in team, fer is not.
2016-08-11 06:15
yeah, this is bull :(
2016-08-11 04:03
Majors will come back as soon as sk are back
2016-08-11 01:01
2017???? Wtf
2016-08-11 01:01
No DH winter? FeelsBadMan
2016-08-11 01:01
3 replies
There will probably be a DH Winter, but not a major just like a year, its sad, I always liked DH Winter as a major, but well, its Valve..
2016-08-11 01:40
I had hope to have DHW as a major this year, reading this gets my heart broken
2016-08-11 02:40
1 reply
I like to snuggle up next to my TV with my fleshlight and a bag full of hamburgers watching CS while it snows. :(
2016-08-11 23:25
#61
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Brazil Observer10
It didn't have to be like this. Another major could be held later in the year, so it would not be boring and there would still be 3 majors. This announcement sucked.
2016-08-11 01:02
fuck sake, but this might take viewership out of the game, having to wait so long for the next major but then in turn could be a huge viewing hit since its been so long..
2016-08-11 01:02
Its could be a CSGO The International in next year with 2 major + 1 TICSGO now?-
2016-08-11 01:02
why?????????
2016-08-11 01:03
C'mon..............
2016-08-11 01:05
WHYYYY
2016-08-11 01:06
#70
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United Kingdom FEodAL
as long as we get one i dont mind, its just january is normally holidays for playas
2016-08-11 01:07
omg. Rip csgo / major
2016-08-11 01:08
rip
2016-08-11 01:08
izii 250k prize pool CS:GO major split between 32x teams in 2017 meanwhile dota2=X majors all with 5mln+ and 1x TI with 20mln+
2016-08-11 01:08
1 reply
#189
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World Notb8ing
Lol doubt they go back to 250k, u high bruh?
2016-08-11 03:14
Typical back stabbing valve
2016-08-11 01:08
what a bummer
2016-08-11 01:08
2 a year would be fine as long as they do them in scheduled intervals (mid and end year preferably although obviously not the case here) and make them bigger as in full week, 16 team all bo3 with bo5 final and at least 2mil prize pool. if they keep the format and prize pool the same and just randomly throw in two a year i feel thats just a downgrade
2016-08-11 01:08
2 replies
+1 It sucks to have a major in April, then another in July, while then having to wait for 6 months for the next.
2016-08-11 11:46
Day 1 : Group A, 2 BO3 matches (team 1 vs team 2 and team 3 vs team 4 games) + Group B 2 BO3 matches Day 2 same thing for Group C and D Day 3 : losers' games (BO3) for every group (4*BO3) Day 4 : winners' games (BO3) for evey group (4*BO3) Day 5 : deciders games (BO3) for every group (4*BO3) Day 6 : quarter finals (4*BO3) Day 7 : semi finals (2*BO5) Day 8 : final (BO7). Now that's a real major, now the hype is real :)
2016-08-11 21:22
#79
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Switzerland Sylleo
valvecantcountto3joke.gif
2016-08-11 01:10
4 replies
#120
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Brazil Flepo
lmaoo
2016-08-11 01:40
kkkkkkkk
2016-08-11 02:31
#255
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Italy Growl
Keepo
2016-08-11 09:59
#256
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Norway insy
HALF LIFE 3
2016-08-11 10:19
#80
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Azerbaijan Talley
Is it really hard to make 3 majors in a year? (march, july, november)
2016-08-11 01:11
1 reply
#93
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Serbia Xempy
no hype lul
2016-08-11 01:21
RIP
2016-08-11 01:11
#82
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Poland mamba99999
Pls no USA, I want to see the teams in their full rosters and watch the games before 1 am.
2016-08-11 01:12
3 replies
+1
2016-08-11 01:21
#151
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Australia Hexaze
Yes pls
2016-08-11 01:55
#238
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Luxembourg alex24
+1
2016-08-11 08:32
EZ4ENCE
2016-08-11 01:13
#84
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Czech Republic THE_WILLY
Did they forget about DHW?! This is so bad 6 months in between the majors wtf!
2016-08-11 01:15
11 replies
They aren't attaching majors to other events anymore. You can only get so big a live audience in a convention centre
2016-08-11 01:37
10 replies
#117
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Czech Republic THE_WILLY
Yeah but DHW has a tradition, it's not a one off tournament like Colombus
2016-08-11 01:39
9 replies
But last year DHW wasn't a major also
2016-08-11 01:42
8 replies
#131
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Czech Republic THE_WILLY
Yeah cause it was in Romania, I wanted to make an all DHW souvenir shotgun covered in stickers from DHW, oh well what can I do.
2016-08-11 01:44
7 replies
:( its life men, maybe next year DHW will be a major again
2016-08-11 01:48
Fair enough, but we have that with cologne and it's much better to have a venue all to your self, you can be more creative with production and format. Also DHW had other games there, so a tournament that is meant to be a "world championship" shouldn't be sharing a stage with other games
2016-08-11 01:50
5 replies
#162
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Czech Republic THE_WILLY
Doesn't matter how many games you have at a venue, if you have a big budget for CS:GO. Actually I wanted to visit DHW because it's still a true LAN at heart, maybe get into a BYOC tournament for fun, I don't want for csgo to get so disconnected like real sports, where you can't ever play with the superstars, here you have a chance to meet them have a chat and stuff and still be their fan.
2016-08-11 02:14
4 replies
Do you seriously think you can fit 14,000+ people to watch one game at a ordinary DW. Also you can meet the players at these other events as well, there are meet ups and signings at all big events
2016-08-11 02:20
3 replies
Look, DHW is a great event and the CS event was one of the stand outs of 2015 but I don't think it should be a major, a major should have the best production, crowd, format and location possible
2016-08-11 02:23
#173
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Czech Republic THE_WILLY
Do you seriously think that 14,000 people are gonna come to Jonkoping just to watch CS? It's not about filling half of a stadium you know, it's about having a good time, and what's better for that? A Lan for everyone with a few tournaments and other stuff or just watching CS for 8 hours over the weekend?
2016-08-11 02:26
1 reply
This is just the point, did you watch cologne, on the final day the place was full. You are stuck in 2014, people do come out and watch. What it is about is putting on the best looking show possible so more people are interested, more people put money in, and 2/3000 crammed into a convention hall doesn't cut it for what's meant to be one of the biggest events of the year
2016-08-11 02:34
"MLG have already stated they have the stadium ready to repeat this year's Columbus event." oh fuck yeah mlg is going to bring another major to columbus. thank fuck. glad they're keeping it in columbus instead of putting it in another state so i can go again :D
2016-08-11 01:18
7 replies
get in the car and drive
2016-08-11 01:21
6 replies
if it was in new york or chicago or something i might drive there, but beyond that fuck that. as it is now i don't even have to pay for a hotel. i can just drive to the major and back to my house each day. i'm not about to do some 16 hour drive down to florida or some shit
2016-08-11 01:26
3 replies
I always thought domestic flights in the US were quite cheap if booked in advance, is this true? Merely interested because I wouldn't mind travelling around there one day
2016-08-11 01:29
2 replies
yeah they're pretty cheap, sometimes even if you don't plan that much in advance you can get cheap flights because there's still a lot of room left on the plane that they need to fill. for example i could grab a round trip ticket to get from ohio to florida on a plane that leaves in a week for about $90. not bad considering it's over 1000 miles away
2016-08-11 01:35
a lot of the times theyre like 200 quid
2016-08-11 03:42
Fair enough, but we have that with cologne and it's much better to have a venue all to your self, you can be more creative with production and format. Also DHW had other games there, so a tournament that is meant to be a "world championship" shouldn't be sharing a stage when we have the viewing numbers we do
2016-08-11 01:44
1 reply
Wrong comment sorry
2016-08-11 01:47
In fact i prefer 2 majors per year than 3. In the end of the day there are so many other great tours all over the place to fill the gap. I hope Valve keep it 2 per year.
2016-08-11 01:20
14 replies
+1 1 usa 1 eu major per year with a 6 month gap between. preferably dh and mlg hosts, too.
2016-08-11 01:28
12 replies
-MLG +ESL Katowice its good then
2016-08-11 01:29
9 replies
2 eu majors? its bad then
2016-08-11 01:30
8 replies
sorry dude but i've never enjoyed the major in usa. katowice and winter are the heart of csgo majors
2016-08-11 01:31
7 replies
production value of mlg was much better than the other majors. also didn't have to wake up at like 4 am just to watch the major.
2016-08-11 01:37
4 replies
the reason of i dont like the american major is the american crowd, i know they are hyped but they werent like the true csgo fans. same happened on eleague, it just never amazes and hypes me :S
2016-08-11 01:39
2 replies
lol what was wrong with the crowd?
2016-08-11 01:41
1 reply
i'd take the eu crowd instead of these "woo wooh" people
2016-08-11 01:45
lol same with na majors for eu viewers and because eu has the bigger scene and bigger fanbase majors should be eu only
2016-08-11 15:23
+1
2016-08-11 01:44
the perfect rotation would be between Kato, DHW and Cologne... not fucking US where the rest of the world(I mean, not the Americas) have to stay up till like 5am to watch their teams, or even later
2016-08-11 01:54
#239
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Luxembourg alex24
-1 no more majors in USA, they are cancerous
2016-08-11 08:32
No, 1 in Sweden and 1 in North, South America, Asia, Africa etc with a 6 months gap
2016-08-11 13:16
2 is good enough. But 3, America, Eu and Asia would be nice too.
2016-08-11 04:20
LUL
2016-08-11 01:20
very poor decision imo
2016-08-11 01:20
3 replies
No this is fantastic, 2 Majors per year is amazing!
2016-08-11 01:23
2 replies
I actually agree, it is just a shame that we had two majors in semi-quick succession at the start of the year and have a longer wait until the next, but I suppose if they are going for 2 a year they have to reset somewhere
2016-08-11 01:28
2 majors per year can be good, but not with the first one in march and the second one in early july.
2016-08-11 12:36
Are you fucking kidding me?
2016-08-11 01:23
They should have a third this year in november/december instead. They just removed it cuz they know they will get less viewers now when all the bettors are disappearing.
2016-08-11 01:28
5 replies
So bettors coming back in 2017? Nice.
2016-08-11 01:36
2 replies
No but valve will now have 2 majors each year for 2-3 years then 1 major each year then cs go dead.
2016-08-11 01:40
1 reply
:DDD rofl.
2016-08-11 05:33
still has more views than the Ti
2016-08-11 01:37
1 reply
You're delusional. Last year's TI final had 4.5 million concurrent viewers. But nt.
2016-08-11 11:50
#107
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Denmark c1gura
Didn't HeatoN say something like: "We will win a major this year" riiiiiip
2016-08-11 01:31
January, best month of the year if you want a mediocre major.
2016-08-11 01:31
#109
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Israel ZiinTotH
only 2 majors this year then , weird decision...
2016-08-11 01:35
Meh, rip CS GO [*] good old 2014-2015 days when we had good events almost every week and 3 majors a year, never 4get <3
2016-08-11 01:37
3 replies
#125
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Czech Republic THE_WILLY
Yeah it's stupid, like have a major at the start and end of the year and have a TI like tournament in the middle. Or keep the same system of 3 majors per ye.
2016-08-11 01:41
+1
2016-08-11 02:46
2015 summer was memorable, best shit ever. Also i really enjoyed dreamhack winter 2014
2016-08-11 21:04
#124
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Brazil Flepo
>Valve >3 Pick one
2016-08-11 01:41
We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL!
2016-08-11 01:43
CSGO need a Ti organized entirely by Valve
2016-08-11 01:44
i'm... i'm so sad =(
2016-08-11 01:45
WYTYFYYYY
2016-08-11 01:48
nice
2016-08-11 01:49
#142
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Mexico izuku
WTF
2016-08-11 01:49
#143
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Mexico izuku
MAKE BEYOND THE SUMMIT A MAJOR Cx
2016-08-11 01:50
eswc should be next major eswc is history of cs, and good date (october) and place.
2016-08-11 01:51
1 reply
+1
2016-08-11 03:40
why not ? plebs
2016-08-11 01:53
Maybe 1 milion $ for winner next year? hopefully yes
2016-08-11 01:53
The only reason I see 2 majors a year being good is if: A - Prizepool goes up; B - One major at like, February, one in late November, AND an International in June, organized ENTIRELY by Volvo;
2016-08-11 01:58
3 replies
+1
2016-08-11 02:33
#200
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Libya Ayudaaa
Or maybe they decided to have a big update soon and want to let teams adjust ? :D Plz volvo
2016-08-11 04:18
1 reply
who knows what that beard-fat-GOD guy is doing there?
2016-08-11 22:10
Would be interesting if Eleague were to host the next major and televised it.
2016-08-11 02:00
ESL will be, still the most powerful org.
2016-08-11 02:03
thanks to all the pussies that complains about oversaturation
2016-08-11 02:06
too bad views gonna drop like fucking crazy r e k t
2016-08-11 02:09
gg cs. 2 major in year...
2016-08-11 02:10
#163
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Bulgaria Michi19
WHYYYY? So boring!!! Fak you Gaben
2016-08-11 02:14
It's a big update (source 2) on its way thats why there is no major anymore ;)
2016-08-11 02:15
3 replies
this
2016-08-11 08:53
lets hope, but with that they will probably release new cs with source 2
2016-08-11 09:20
#293
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CIS kHYRR73
same was on my mind...
2016-08-11 13:26
2016 BR year in cs =] br won all the majors, gg ez take care =*
2016-08-11 02:15
meh, without betting, I wonder how big the views will be. Personally, for me, I don't watch as much
2016-08-11 02:21
1 reply
#254
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Italy Growl
Good
2016-08-11 09:53
not surprised, since gambling is banned, less ppl will now watch cs, also maybe less ppl to attend majors, less money, so ya
2016-08-11 02:24
#176
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Europe almy
Fuck! I expected that this tournament in November ;((((((((
2016-08-11 02:33
+1 for it to be in Australia.
2016-08-11 02:45
#187
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Brazil sprk1
COME TO BRAZIL
2016-08-11 03:12
#188
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World Notb8ing
Welp, not like it is so long to that, I think good idea to not have too many of these events...
2016-08-11 03:12
games dying
2016-08-11 03:26
#191
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Portugal 69_mL
NOOO...
2016-08-11 03:28
Bad updates in the game and now this.... Something is going wrong.... And gaben never go into a CS GO Championship :( #NoMoreCasesThisYear.
2016-08-11 03:43
1 reply
100% new case and knife coming, maybe even operation. new knife leaked tomahawk new maps leeked and they suck no idea about the new case
2016-08-11 04:28
Nice
2016-08-11 03:49
they just confirmed that cs:go is dieing... :S
2016-08-11 04:42
1 reply
Or maybe they realized the over saturation of CS:GO events might actually hurt it? Hard to get excited when there are events all the time.
2016-08-11 22:07
Last major. RIP CS:GO [*]
2016-08-11 04:46
EZ4ESWC
2016-08-11 04:53
I hope it will be in sweden, will have a decent crowd then, and i could also go probably :p
2016-08-11 05:06
CS DEAD GAEM
2016-08-11 05:10
Alibaba to host next major?? *correction: mixBOT
2016-08-11 05:27
nice
2016-08-11 05:27
#219
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Korea GodPutin
OMG...
2016-08-11 06:09
might be just me but does any one see inferno being redone and brought back prior to major? Maybe giving some extra time to the pros cause nuke has been some what of a disaster really in the pro scene
2016-08-11 06:23
4 replies
#227
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Australia Hexaze
They'll either need to remove 1 map from the Active Pool or add another one along with Infernew.
2016-08-11 07:18
take which map out? not Dust2 because it's a classic, I don't think they'll take Nuke out(it's something like their newly puppy, alongside train)...
2016-08-11 22:13
2 replies
I would say either cache or Dust 2 goes and my money is on Dust 2. I know its a classic and all but a few things y it should go. One its stagnant their is nothing new teams do and its the same game over and over again. Two Cobble, overpass, train, and nuke have already gone under major changes. Three values never does what anyone things is rational when it comes to game play and the map pool.
2016-08-12 13:08
1 reply
And Four> I don't think they'd drop Mirage out, so money's on Cache and D2
2016-08-12 21:21
Well it was good while it lasted lads
2016-08-11 06:33
#223
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Slovakia TatKo
Rip csgo
2016-08-11 06:43
I want to see Starladder major!
2016-08-11 07:17
#228
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Slovakia Jarci
wtf only 2 majors this year its fucked up:(
2016-08-11 07:22
#229
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Russia razorVJ
I hope no more majors will be held in the US. Columbus was a nice event, but it should take place somewhere where people can actually get an entrance permission without problems.
2016-08-11 07:36
starladder major confirmed!
2016-08-11 07:37
#232
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Turkey Mustafa-
do it a major in Turkey
2016-08-11 07:49
-No Half-Life 3 -No Left for Dead 3 -No Portal 3 -now they dont want to organize a third major and in the future it will stay like that..... Conclusion=== Valve hates number 3!!! STOP DISCRIMINATION!!!
2016-08-11 08:10
1 reply
#253
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Italy Growl
Wow dude you got them 2014 memes
2016-08-11 09:51
#240
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United States sayNt
PLEASE BE IN NA! IF ITS DURING MY WINTER BREAK I CAN GO PLSSSSSSSSS VALVE
2016-08-11 08:45
2 replies
#252
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Italy Growl
Did you even read na boy?
2016-08-11 09:50
1 reply
#333
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United States sayNt
I'm hoping it will be in NA. They said location was undetermined yet.
2016-08-11 19:23
Ez fnatic. Heard it here first. SK no chance.
2016-08-11 08:53
probably will be hosted somewhere in asia
2016-08-11 09:40
#257
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Finland jleh
LETS GO The International LETS GO
2016-08-11 10:21
Bring back DHW.
2016-08-11 10:28
#261
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Netherlands r44b
Time to clean up all the cheaters and make CSGO good again :) A normal major without watching the blatant cheating from SK. A fresh start will be good..
2016-08-11 10:36
Great news! Now ENCE can win minor and get easy major spot for January EZ 4 ENCE just kidding L O L with bot xarte & juho-the-onliner theres no chance
2016-08-11 10:39
majors become less and less exciting over the years i remember katowice 2014 it was the major i have ever seen but now there is no excitiment because everybody know hacker sk will dominate it.people just watch because of the drops which is really sad
2016-08-11 10:46
that's good... too many majors make the game boring. there needs to be more time in between to make the tourney bigger and create more hype and excitement. imagine the football world cup was every year instead of every 4 years, it wouldn't nearly be as big and prestigious and not so many people would care. +1 for valve on this one
2016-08-11 11:20
Noooo... It better be a good one or else i fear that the scene is gonna die.
2016-08-11 11:23
lmao the hypocrisy of people on this website. people say that there are too many tournaments and then when Valve announces that the next major will be next year people say 'boring majors, boring scene. cs:go dead xd'. this is a good thing. the fact that we know about the next major already and that we have to wait until 2017 for it builds up a lot of hype for the next major. gj valve
2016-08-11 11:51
I find that real "Major" tournaments should be held twice a year and no more than that. This frequency would give teams enough time to prepare and raise their level, so they could show public and their rivals something new. About current tentative date, major in January would bring nothing more than just bad preparation level of teams due to Christmas, New Years Eve and other holidays.
2016-08-11 12:17
4 replies
+1
2016-08-11 12:22
+1
2016-08-11 12:52
+1 2 Majors is more than enough . In the end of the day , nowdays we have so many other tournaments aside Majors to look for , they filling easily the gap 3rd major might leave.
2016-08-11 14:52
this! valve logic to pick the worst month of the year to host a major :/
2016-08-11 15:48
Please not E-league
2016-08-11 13:06
#294
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CIS kHYRR73
It would be great if given to EPICENTER: since they can increase the price pool - both Valve and ESForce can pump money into it.
2016-08-11 13:29
Well, that could mean that meanwhile we'll have the CSGO TI. :D
2016-08-11 13:29
Katowice for major, still the best event this year to me and the audience was hype. Columbus pretty much sucked...
2016-08-11 13:58
holy shit we have summer '16 - that's a long time! I want source 2 at least in autumn. Sounds good, eh? Would be neat.
2016-08-11 14:00
#299
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Finland D3dust
sad to see SK become #1 team in 2016 :(( this is becz only 2 majors. fk valve
2016-08-11 14:08
2 replies
LOL. SK would have been #1 with even more margin if there was another major. They would have won it easily i guess. Fnatic is on a slump, NaVi was on a big slump (but maybe woth s1mple the team could perform again). Only VP and maybe G2 (if they had more consistency) could cause some problems to SK.
2016-08-11 21:07
1 reply
#365
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Finland D3dust
not if SK would have failed in group stages and someone from top 3 would've won all the rest of the tournaments including major :D
2016-08-12 15:14
Pro bans inc...
2016-08-11 14:12
#308
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Portugal migboss
I hope that this major will atend in Portugal!! It would be very cool!
2016-08-11 15:22
1 reply
One can dream huh :P
2016-08-11 16:00
i hope esl one cologne will keep being a major best major esl one cologne
2016-08-11 15:26
1 reply
+1 but i'd like to see major in sweden aswell cuz crowd
2016-08-11 16:34
Katowice 2017 plz
2016-08-11 16:55
So, can I just set things straight? Is CS:GO dying or growing?
2016-08-11 17:13
operation wolf incoming
2016-08-11 17:14
rip csgo no bets no viewers
2016-08-11 17:28
good, this major will be fkn hyped when it comes
2016-08-11 18:54
1 reply
this is exactly what I'm thinking. haven't really felt as hyped for a major as I did the first time I watched one so hopefully the 5 month break builds up hype, because there won't be a major for a while and especially because we know when the next major will be, giving time for hype to be built up surrounding the event
2016-08-11 20:25
none here got the idea that maybe valve wants every pro to play the next major on source2 engine? thats what came to my mind first i read this
2016-08-11 19:07
1 reply
that's what many people think, that valve may actually do something about cheating although we're talking about valve here, and that seems unlikely but I really hope that they crack down on the cheating problem soon
2016-08-11 20:21
i hate this one :s but at the same time it might improve the major system & give enough time to adapt to a patch that might be coming pre major?
2016-08-11 20:11
Big update/source 2 incoming for csgo I guess
2016-08-11 20:26
#341
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Brazil LaicaBoss
300 this is sparta!
2016-08-11 21:01
Only way Valve found to make sure SK wouldn't win 3 in the same year :)
2016-08-11 21:04
why
2016-08-11 23:20
Valve better make this wait worth it.
2016-08-12 02:38
Thanks finally don't have to watch boring tournament where almost 1/4 players cheating thanks Valve for not banning cheaters :) hope everyone stop watching CSGO. No control camera no trust bye. Never turn csgo on Twitch anymore.
2016-08-12 06:53
1 reply
nt china #2
2016-08-12 12:23
Rip SK 3-0 in one year. Dissapointing to see that we'll only have 2 majors this year and there's not a TI or anything like that...
2016-08-12 14:14
ez4ence
2016-08-12 16:31
Source 2 inc? Reddit confirmed
2016-08-13 00:36
Now that SKIN betting is no more , dont be surpised if majors end up 2 or even 1 per year.
2016-08-13 11:17
EZ 4 SK ^^
2016-08-13 11:42
1 reply
nope, ez4ence
2016-08-13 16:44
dammit
2016-09-13 17:54
#375
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Poland sUchy1337
Can't wait
2016-09-13 17:59
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